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wanted to make an announcement regarding black history month and acknowledge the hundreds of volunteers that will be doing the read aloud with books by black authors or illustrators in elementary schools across san francisco the 25th national african american reading and will be put on by black alliance schools educators and special ed fund and many many volunteers in coordinating with sfusd and training readers for all of our schools that select to be read to. so this year in february, the first week of february and spanning that whole week with several of our elementary schools and they will receive free breakfast and they
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definitely start at 7:45 to read and it will go on to 10:30 a.m.. i just want to say, due to the overwhelming response of volunteer readers that the registration is already closed. we have had hundreds of responses and people have followed through and gone through their training already. there is one training left for those folks already signed up which is this thursday the 30th at the san francisco education fund at 2730 bryant street from 6:00 p.m.-730 on the floor. if you want to sign up for future readings because we have had an overwhelming response. i would like to direct you to c paul sf ed fund.org. you can
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call her and additionally to get on future reader list you can contact emily thomson who is the president of black educators, she can be reached at sf alliance at black educators @ g-mail.com. they are already prepared with books that will be perfectly suitable for elementary schools and we would love if readers would consider donating the books to the school's library after the event. i just wanted to make that announcement and thank all of the volunteers, all of the support organizations. i'm sorry, it's a quick read. i want to acknowledge the unified school district has been dmeep partnership with the alliancen with school
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educators, sorority, the urban ed academy, urban strategies, the bayview hunters point ymca, health and wellness center, the san francisco department of human services, third baptist church, citizens hope and san francisco ed fund and all the participating schools and the staff that are coming and reading to their students. i would like to thank all the readers. thank you so much for this wonderful service and taking time in your busy schedules to read our students. >> commissioner murase? >> thank you. i would like to let you know that we are ready to meet in this room. there will be two agenda items, one off the middle school feeders
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and secondly on the annual report on student assignment based on last years process. i invite folks to come to that. and then just a couple of school announcements. tomorrow night at the salas san francisco school of the arts there is tyco music beginning at 7:30 p.m.. and a community meeting at 6 :00 p.m. for the chinese new years. i want to wish everybody a happy chinese new year and thursday a college readiness event at 5:30 p.m.. >> commissioner mendoza mcdonnell? >> thank you. i would like to
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congratulate you for another successful mlk event on monday and then i also wanted to announce the grand opening of the new swing on the southeast community center which is over seen by the puc 5 key charter schools will be opening a new location at 1800 oak dale. so that is going to be happening tomorrow and as many of you know five keys charter schools offers youth and youngster in the classroom to build greater skills to help them obtain their ged and they are opening a new site tomorrow in the bayview. >> commissioner wynns? >> thank you, i want to first announce that the budget committee will meet next wednesday on february 5th in
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this room at 7:00 and second to acknowledge that there were at the last meeting we talked about the state board of education meeting coming up a few days after that and i was there testifying and i was wanting to sta say the board of education voted. i wanted to say this was a fantastic turnout by school board members and administrators from around the state. there were 370 speakers at the state board of education including the governor who showed up unexpectedly. that was a really, of that probably 300 of them were board members and superintendants and other administrators. it was quite a
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remarkable thing. this past weekend at the csba board of directors meeting thanked everybody but also said we know who are the leaders of the education in the state. even though they are all over the states. my thanks and admiration to all the board members and administrators who came to testify. thank you. >> commissioner maufas? >> thank you. i just wanted to announce the curriculum meeting is this coming monday february 3rd at 6 :00 p.m. in this room and the topics are after school for all and the pe waiver. >> i'm not going to be here. i'm going to be in washington d.c. through tuesday evening.
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i would like to be here when the curriculum committee meeting takes up the after school for all proposal. i'm asking for a postponement. according to our rules, the author is permitted to ask for a meeting to be postponed for 1 month. >> i think it's been postponed twice this topic. but i think we've had 2 months where it's been postponed. so commissioner, wynns, are you requesting that it be on the march agenda? will you be here for that? >> it wasn't postponed. it wasn't on the agenda and postponed. i don't know if there is some other way to take it up. i'm not trying to postpone when we act on it. i would like to be here when the program mattics are
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discussed.? anything else? happy new year. >> item t. report of closed session actions. in the matter of sf of the san francisco school district. the board of education by vote one absent, gives authority to the district to pay up to a stipulated amount. other informational items posted on agendas the quarterly report on the complaints october to december 2013, the meeting is adjourned. >> [ meeting is adjourned ]
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>> >> >> good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco local agency formation commission. today is january 24, 2014,
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>> i would like to acknowledge our clerk of the committee, lisa miller. i don't have our sfgtv names here, but i would like to thank them for their assistance today. call the roll. >> avalos, present, commissioner breed, campos, present, mar, present, schmeltzer absent. we do have a quorum. >> thank you. let's go to the next item. >> the election of the chairperson for 2014. okay colleagues we have before us a position for local local
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agency formation commission. i actually do have ain't in continuing as chairperson for local agency formation commission and just want to put it out there. if others have an interest as well, i would like to hear about that. and interested anyone interested in being a vice-chair you can speak about that sex with. commissioner campos? >>supervisor david campos: thank you mr. chair, i don't know if there could be a combined nomination. my nomination is to nominate you as chair and breed as vice-chair. >> i will second that. >>supervisor john avalos: okay. any discussion? commissioner breed, you are in accord with the motion? very good. okay. let's go to
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public comment. eric brooks, representing san francisco green party and local grass roots. just to comment commissioner breed has shown some really outstanding leadership on this issue and it's extremely appropriate for her to move to vice-chair on this lafco. thanks. >> wolf neighborhood council in acclimation. >>supervisor john avalos: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. this is motioned by campos and second by mr. mar. can we take that without objection. first i
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would like to say this you for the support and i'm really excited about serving with commissioner breed who will be the vice-chair of lafco and i really appreciate your pushover the past several months on cleanpowersf. next item. >> approval of lafco minutes from december 13, 2013, meeting. >>supervisor john avalos: any comments on our minutes? is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we have a motion to approve the minutes? motion from vice-chair breed and seconded by commissioner campos and we'll take that without objection. >> okay. neck -- next item.
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the clerk: item no. 4. community choice aggregation activity record. a status update on cleanpowersf program, status update on proceeding at the public utilities commission. we have miller to speak on these items. >> yes. barbara hale at the puc. speaking on item b and c first. as i believe you have been following, we've been having our public presentations about our budget and in private conversations as well with our general manager wefrment facing difficult times with the financial circumstances within power enterprise and with the power operations of hetch hetchy. we have some capital
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needs. we have higher than anticipated increases and cost for distribution services from pg & e and we are projected to be out of balance by fiscal year 16-17. in light of that, our direction from the general manager and commissioners are to really focus our efforts at the puc on solving that problem. so we are really refocusing in a way that helps us achieve our highest value revenue which points us more toward increasing the customers we serve on our publically owned utility side of the house if you will and not on our cca side. we are also looking of course at ways to reduce our cost. so that's where our focus is at puc and
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with respect to item a, we did make a presentation to our commission on january 14th. we did include, the general manager did include the memo that describes these issues in greater detail that i would be happy to provide to you. i provided copies to the executive director already and perhaps we can talk about that further at a subsequent meeting if you would like. >>supervisor john avalos: i think there has been some discussion about having a joint sfpuc lafco meeting. given how there has been a huge neglect or real effort to not move cca forward that i felt has been going on and a lot of rationals that have come out even when the mayor came and spoke about why he
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didn't support cleanpowersf. i felt there was a lot of information that didn't come out. trust is really low right now. i really want to see some real verification on how there is some proposed or per expected shortfalls within the power program and i want that presented at the lafco meeting. i also think we should have more conversations too about how to make clean power happen and in the meantime between this meeting and the next if we do a joint meeting, have some real conversations about what possibilities there might be. i don't think it's a matter of just asking for money. i think it's a matter of ideas that can be shared that could create an opening for the
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passage of clean powersf in other form. >> okay. in talk wth general manager very interested in going fort with the general meeting and i will bring that back to the commission and we'll look for ways to help restore that trust that as you have expressed has been lost. and so perhaps engaging some of the other city departments in an overview of the materials that we've been presenting to our commission. >> thank you, commissioner breed? >>supervisor london breed: yes, if we can have that information and made available to the public as well. i keep hearing there are some challenges and we have to redirect our efforts. from my perspective, i'm not certain if this is another tactic to move away from trying to move
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away from clean power. i would like to see some documentation of this and not see a situation being created just to derail clean power. just some evidence of that would be really helpful. >> absolutely. happy to provide it and we'll be able to exile -- compile some prior information. you may recall 2 years ago we came to the board, the mayor and commission and expressed concern about having an out of balance financial picture. as a result of that, we made some major cuts in our infrastructure program. we committed to going forward with an acquiring a rating to help issue debt to help fund some of our longer term investment needs. we have taken those steps and we are back out of balance with
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these unanticipated capital and operating cost. the materials that we presented to our commission are public materials, but we would be happy to put into a greater picture at the meeting about the capital needs and how we are spending the revenues we do have. >> sorry, one thing about the conversation with kelly was we would have an independent analysis of what you present and controller involved and analyst to weigh in as well to help understand what you are sharing right now. >> right. and to restore trust. right. >>supervisor london breed: i think my comments were along the same line as chairman avalos because there is a lot of information out there about when where the $19 million seems to have gone or where is it or how this whole thing
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works. i'm trying to understand what's happening with revenues and i'm not specifically saying this was all completely earmarked for this purpose, but i'm trying to understand exactly where money has been shifted and what that means for not just our efforts, but the efforts that puc claims to be making towards trying to provide a real clean power program for san francisco. >> yes, let me assure you the $19 million is on reserve and unspendable by the sfpuc. it's waiting in a bank account waiting for direction. >>supervisor london breed: but there has been communication to me that those revenues are going to be used for another purpose. i want to make sure that if there are talks that we are not aware of, that we
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are made an aware of any relations to that or any other plan that might be to lafco. >> it seems this is the perfect venue to bring all of that out. >>supervisor john avalos: just to apropos to on the lafco side of the meeting on a brief path way to make clean power go forward under the current situation that the power program is in and i'm hoping that mr. freed can touch on that. >> sure, jason freed, lafco staff. at the workshop they had about a week or two, this subject was brought and they did a full presentation. one thing i brought up at the comment period is that there are two ways that cca can actually help alleviate the budget short fall and that is
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if you were to rearrange the cc program so that all the things that were in the contract for shell to do to brought in house, perhaps there could be some savings on the operational side because the power side is on cca. if you are adding 30 mega watts of power, i don't think it would be that much of a load and you can shift to the cca the money for the cost and reducing the cost to shell. and there is a fund that everyone pays into their bill that puc can apply for it. i'm not convinced that puc would give it because there is not an operational program but there is money to give to the program. >>supervisor john avalos: so if shell is no longer
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involved, who is creating the energy? >> sfpuc has the staff and able to do that and when the rim fire went on they were able to replace the energy and this staff is able to do that as well for scheduling and there might be some part that shell would do but you rearrange the contract to cover that. >>supervisor john avalos: we can meet with puc staff to talk about this idea and then bring it to the joint meeting as well? okay. >> miss miller? >> i would like to add that i appreciate miss mchale's comments. we designed this program to be a self sufficient program that it was going to run itself that they were not going to take other resources and apply it. in
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the financials which i would like to make sure that we talk about at the joint meeting, i do believe that there were provisions for paying back all the money advanced at the program and the financials handled that over a period of time and we strecht that out at one point but the plan itself, the cca program paid for itself. i don't really understand the idea if there is a budget cut because of increased capital cost on hetch hetchy side and power supply. i understand that is a real problem. but cca wouldn't contribute to that problem. that correlation which is how does capital cost would initiate. your sufficient program that we had designed.
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>> yes. so we had a couple of areas that we wanted to update you on. we arrest actively continuing to participate in pg & e's green tariff filing and opportunities for customers to choose hundred percent renewable gas portfolios. we are participating there to make sure the pg & e is compliant with the legislation that was adopted last september by the legislature in sacramento. in particular we are asking the california public utilities commission to enhance a community renewal program. that's part of what's required in sb 43. pg & e has not included that in their proposal. we are asking the c
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puc provide a mechanism in it's green tariff proposal from a small distributed renewable project. a mega watt or smaller located in disadvantaged communities. that is another aspect of 343 in making sure we are included. if the california puc required pg & e to put that in their proposal. and we are asking the california puc to require pg & e to ensure that all green tariff cost are born only by participating customers so that their green tariff proposal is not subsidized by non-participants. in the california puc's
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energy efficiency funding and we'll continue to stay involved protecting not only the city's interest but also the particular concerns of how to take advantage for the community choice aggregators. thank you. >> okay. also we have presentation on the rfp. >> yes. staff was directed at the last meeting to address the local energy build out program. some of the issues that staff was directed also included a marketing approach. that's not in this particular rfp and we were under the
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impression that that did not need to be under this particular draft. but if that is not the direction of the commission just let us know. what this rfp deals with is a build out program to find an independent consultant to issue criteria that the commission has developed which is obviously maintained energy efficiency and increase local control and maximize job creation and maintain affordable electric rates to support environmental justice and provide and describe the economic opportunities. this was a criticism that we heard both from the mayor's office and sfpuc commission when the sfpuc prepared the program, the cca program for the rate approval was that there was some confusion or not enough clarity on the local build out program an

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